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, no electoral votes. >> carolyn, with apologies, i got to -- >> they were the most successful. >> we're at the top of the hour with one hour left to go. and doug, a quick comment. >> one important quick comment. i think the viewers really need to understand this. when we showed the pie charts of ross perot, and he's talking about this deficit and the debt. that could be eric cantor today. but what you also need to know, what makes him a more complex and different centrist figure, how are we going to make up that money? he says, ross perot, let's tax gasoline. let's put 10 cents a gallon for five years, raise billions to pay that off. the petroleum lobby, oil lobby of texas does not like this idea of taxing gasoline. but if we would have done it back then, the so-called clean -- the sustainable, renewable energy revolution, more people paying more for gas may have triggered that new kind of innovation and of corgs the left is very much likes that. so that pie chart on the one hand it seems like a conservative pie chart. on the other hand, how to pay it is something that the democrats
was published "disrupting the balance of power." carolyn barta is the author. she is joining us from her home in texas. you knew ross perot as a journalist before many people met hi. can you tell us about his roots in texarkana and what shaped the man we knew of a national stage? >> perot was from texarkana. he had an average texas childhood. as a boy he broke horses and traded horses. he was an eagle scout. even in later tonight i think he kept all of the traits of the eagle scout. he would set of objectives and goals and try to pursue those goals. he was very much in the texas tradition of the day. as he grew and went to the naval academy and started his own businesses, he was representing the can-do spirit of texas. his vision was a big, the state was big, there were powerless opportunities. the sky was the limit. he really sort of played into what was the texas mythology with texas politicians who were larger than life, very successful businessman who made a fortune here. they were risk takers, they were not afraid to fail. that was the sort of spirit he had at that i think got him into t
this will be my first election. host: thank you for calling us today. new hampshire, carolyn is calling us. did you see the event or did you watch it on tv? caller: i was watching it on channel 16, but then i drove up town to see what the parking situation was and then we decided to come back home. host: well, there was quite a crowd here so you probably had the warmer of the two choices. did you come out because you support him or have you made up your mind? caller: i have made up my mind, and it is jon huntsman. i met rick santorum last night. he is personal and pleasant. he is too far right on social issues for me. one of the other concerns i have, one of the reasons i like huntsman and romney too is there executive experience. i feel santorum does not have that kind of management experience that i feel is very important. huntsman also has great international experience. i just wanted to call in and let you know how i was -- host: tell us how your candidate is doing with voters here in new hampshire. do you think he is connecting? caller: people i talked to when i say i am supporting huntsma
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